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Tackling Global Warming and Climate Change Together – the TaiwanICDF Organizes Workshop for Island Countries

Tackling Global Warming and Climate Change Together – the TaiwanICDF Organizes Workshop for Island Countries

To assist partner island countries to develop capacity and professional staff in climate change adaptation and natural disaster prevention, the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) held the 2016 Workshop on Climate Change and Natural Disaster Adaptation from September 1 to 14.

Fragile island countries are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and sea-level rise. Impacts include land loss, shifts in the ecosystem, destruction of habitable land, and negative effects on the economy and the tourist industry due to loss of resources. The existence and development of island countries around the globe are threatened by climate change. As an island nation, Taiwan has abundant experience in climate change adaptation and natural disaster prevention, and has developed numerous policies that promote disaster resistant communities. Therefore, the TaiwanICDF organized this workshop to share Taiwan’s experience with these island countries.

The workshop focused on climate change and natural disaster adaptation policies. Speakers included representatives from Ministry of Science and Technology, Environmental Protection Administration, Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, Central Weather Bureau, and National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, as well as experts from various local universities.

In addition to lectures, the TaiwanICDF scheduled visits to a number of agencies such as Central Weather Bureau, Taipei Emergency Operations Center, and field trips to local communities in Taipei and Yunlin so that participants could have a better understanding of Taiwan’s experience in early warning system and promotion of disaster resistant communities. Moreover, the workshop included a brainstorming session based on the operational framework “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient” from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction to help participants develop effective disaster prevention and adaptation strategies through group discussion.


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  • Date:2016/10/11